[ipxe-devel] Hyper-V G2 iPXE menu scrolling

Andreas Hammarskjöld junior at 2PintSoftware.com
Mon Mar 14 19:55:12 UTC 2016

Ok... that makes sense. But still think SNP didn't work before the para driver came along.

And I get about 3000-5000Mb/s on the SNP one... which I believe is work of your magic, not Microsoft's great SNP?

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Brown [mailto:mcb30 at ipxe.org] 
Sent: den 14 mars 2016 20:30
To: Andreas Hammarskjöld <junior at 2PintSoftware.com>; shouldbe q931 <shouldbeq931 at gmail.com>
Cc: iPXE Developer List <ipxe-devel at ipxe.org>
Subject: Re: [ipxe-devel] Hyper-V G2 iPXE menu scrolling

On 14/03/16 19:05, Andreas Hammarskjöld wrote:
> I thought the SNP version was the updated driver? As iPXE didn't even boot Gen2 until you did the driver, i.e. snponly.efi did not work.

No.  SNP is the fallback driver for UEFI iPXE, to be used if no native driver is found.  It's equivalent to the UNDI fallback driver for BIOS iPXE.

iPXE has native driver support for the paravirtual ("non-legacy") NIC provided by Hyper-V.  It should not need to fall back to the SNP driver.


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